The Planchet – A Conversation With Dr. T. Corey Brennan

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) has released the seventh episode of the third season of its popular podcast, The Planchet. In this episode, the Society sits down with Dr. T. Corey Brennan, professor of Classics at Rutgers University, discussing his newest book, The Fasces: The History of Ancient Rome’s Most Dangerous Political Symbol.

Dr. T. Corey Brennan is a professor of Classics at Rutgers University. His newest book, published by Oxford University Press on October 3, 2022, is: The Fasces: A History of Ancient Rome’s Most Dangerous Political Symbol. In this episode of the Planchet, we talk about the new book, the iconography of the fasces, and its numismatic evidence; Brennan’s trajectory as a scholar and professor of Classics and Roman history; how he juggled completing a Harvard PhD with recording and touring with The Lemonheads for their first two albums; the future of Classics and numismatic scholarship and publication; and his interest in and collection of papal medals.

The Planchet

The interview with Dr. Brennan makes up the bulk of the 44 minute episode and gives great insights into Roman coinage and history.

The American Numismatic Society launched The Planchet in 2020 and it is available to the public. It does not require a membership to the ANS to enjoy. If you are interested in becoming a member of the ANS, you can check out the details here

To sign up to receive this new podcast, open up your favorite podcast app and search for “The Planchet”. It is available on a wide range of platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, and Spotify. You can also listen to it via a web player on the ANS site. On the site, you can also listen to previous episodes of the podcast or you can get them through your favorite podcasting app on Android and iOS. Once you add the podcast to your podcast app, you can easily go back and listen to all the previous years and episodes of The Planchet. Those episodes cover a wide range of topics and have in-depth interviews with key figures within the Numismatic community.

If you are looking for other coin collecting related podcasts, check out this Mail Bag post outlining some of the ones that I listen to here at

Editors Note: Clinton, the Editor and Owner of USCoinNews, is a member of the American Numismatic Society.

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